Longstanding USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville is leaving the United States to become the director of professional rugby for the Rugby Football Union, English rugby's governing body. Melville was already stepping down as CEO of USA Rugby to take on the same role with Rugby International Marketing, the governing body's new for-profit arm. Now, he will be out of American rugby altogether in any formal... Read More
Rugby International Marketing’s over-the-top rugby channel has quietly gone live. TheRugbyChannel.tv is up, and subscriptions are available for about $5 monthly and $50 annually.
Rumblings about the site have been ongoing for over a year, since it became known that USA Rugby would indeed create RIM, its commercial arm. It’s supposed to be a significant chunk of RIM’s portfolio.
While there is a... Read More
In their final tune-up before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the USA Eagles fell to the Australian Wallabies 47-10 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The Eagles kept it close in the first half with a try from Mike Petri, but a lot of mistakes and turnovers cost them in the second half, as most of those blunders led directly to Wallabies points.
The Wallabies got out to a strong start, as they put continuous... Read More
USA Rugby has made an exception to its eligibility rules to accommodate the club game and allow players mobility between college and club sides in season. The previously held rules didn’t allow a college player to play both college and club, and then college again, in the same season. Now, a player deemed in USA Rugby’s High Performance Pathway can do just that.
The Pacific Rugby Premiership was... Read More
USA Rugby is on the verge of rolling out a for-profit subsidiary called Rugby International Marketing. It will be owned by the non-profit national governing body, and USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville will be at the helm.
“It’s just a way of increasing our opportunities here commercially. We’ve got some opportunities ahead of us that we felt were very exciting, and in order to deliver those we’re... Read More